Our goal is to educate children in Hebrew, Judaism and Traditions to develop their own Jewish identity.
Welcoming families from diverse backgrounds, our mission is to provide traditional Sunday school Jewish education to children, ages preschool to 13 years, in a collaborative family format.
We teach about Jewish holidays, prayers, cultural practices, traditions, synagogue, Israel, music, and Torah stories in a multi-sensory approach.
We represent varied religious backgrounds and training, but share a desire to provide our children with a meaningful Jewish education.
JFW IV provides high-quality Jewish education while accommodating the schedules of busy, well-rounded children. Our educational goal is to provide our children with a sense of Jewish identity, introduce them to the rich history and culture of our People, and provide a solid foundation for Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Children attend classes on Sunday mornings during the school year. There are generally 4 – 12 students per class. The Workshop has a tradition of responsive teachers and interested, committed parents.
The Workshop functions through the active participation of all of its members, who take on roles which suit individual talents and interests. Our small size allows each member to influence the direction of the workshop and the educational process.
Among the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences in joining the Workshop is the celebration of Jewish holidays. These observances are designed for the entire family, and are planned by committees. The services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are led by a lay cantor and rabbi, and are free and open to members of JFW, their friends and family and the public. Sukkot and Chanukah parties, the model Passover Seder and the Purim carnival are additional highlights of our year.
As we are a cooperative, members are required to serve on committees, chosen annually. Committee planning sessions and member meetings provide an opportunity for the Workshop community to share ideas and concerns and to establish friendships. Members are always invited to speak to teachers and observe classrooms. In addition, parents are asked to serve as hall monitors once or twice annually, remaining on-site and helping as needed.
PO Box 421
Ashland MA 01721
Temple Beth Shalom
55 W Pine Street
Milford MA 01757